Chmar Reception Draws 300 Guests

Honoring outgoing HHLT director

Despite inhospitable weather, nearly 300 guests gathered at Winter Hill in Garrison on June 4 to say farewell to Andy Chmar at a community open house hosted by Hudson Highlands Land Trust to commemorate Chmar’s 12 years at the head of the organization.

HHLT Board Member Glenn Watson presented Andy with a historic map of West Point as a remembrance of his years in the Hudson Highlands, first as a cadet, and then as a resident and advocate for the region and its natural resources.

During her remarks, incoming Executive Director Michelle Smith thanked the community for the warm welcome, “It has been a pleasure to work with the HHLT Board, first as a member and recently as Andy’s successor,” she said. “I thank Andy for allowing me to shadow him these past few months and the opportunity to meet many of you. I look forward to getting to know you all better and continuing HHLT’s work.”

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